A09068 Summary:

BILL NOA09068B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06693-B
 
SPONSORJaffee
 
COSPNSRRivera N, Rivera P, Colton, Montesano, Boyland, Englebright, Kavanagh, Roberts, Hooper, Abinanti, Rosenthal
 
MLTSPNSRBrennan, Cook, Glick, Goodell, Lifton, Linares, Ortiz, Paulin, Reilly, Robinson
 
Amd S6-108, Energy L
 
Mandates a study of energy-efficient and sustainable forms of power to replace power generated by Indian Point units 2 and 3.
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A09068 Actions:

BILL NOA09068B
 
01/20/2012referred to energy
04/17/2012amend (t) and recommit to energy
04/17/2012print number 9068a
05/01/2012reported referred to ways and means
05/24/2012amend and recommit to ways and means
05/24/2012print number 9068b
06/18/2012reported referred to rules
06/18/2012reported
06/18/2012rules report cal.349
06/18/2012ordered to third reading rules cal.349
06/20/2012passed assembly
06/20/2012delivered to senate
06/20/2012REFERRED TO RULES
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A09068 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/20/2012Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 112/34
AbbateYCerettoNOGlickYLentolYMurrayNORyanY
AbinantiYClarkYGoldfederYLiftonYNolanYSaladinoY
AmedoreNOColtonYGoodellNOLinaresYOaksNOSaywardNO
ArroyoYConteERGottfriedYLope P YO'DonnellYScarboroughY
AubryYCookYGrafYLope V YOrtizYSchimelY
BarclayNOCorwinNOGuntherYLosquadroNOPalmesanoNOSchimmingerY
BarrettYCrespoYHannaNOLupardoYPaulinYSimanowitzY
BarronYCrouchNOHawleyNOMageeYPeoples StokesYSimotasY
BenedettoYCurranNOHeastieYMagnarelliYPerryYSkartadosY
BlankenbushNOCusickYHevesiYMaiselYPretlowYSmardzNO
BoylandYCymbrowitzYHikindYMalliotakisNOQuartYStevensonY
BoyleYDenDekkerYHooperYMarkeyYRaYSweeneyY
BraunsteinYDinowitzYJacobsYMayerYRabbittNOTediscoNO
BrennanYDupreyNOJaffeeYMcDonoughYRaiaYTenneyNO
BrindisiYEnglebrightYJeffriesERMcEnenyYRamosYThieleY
BronsonYEspinalYJohnsNOMcKevittYReilichNOTitoneY
Brook KrasnyYFarrellYJordanNOMcLaughlinNOReillyYTitusY
BurlingNOFinchYKatzNOMengERRive J YTobaccoY
ButlerNOFitzpatrickNOKavanaghYMill D NORive N YWalterNO
CahillYFriendNOKearnsYMill J YRive P YWeinsteinY
CalhounNOGabryszakYKellnerYMill M YRobertsYWeisenbergY
CamaraYGalefYKolbYMillmanYRobinsonYWeprinY
CanestrariYGanttYLancmanERMontesanoYRodriguezYWrightY
CastelliYGibsonYLatimerYMorelleYRosenthalYZebrowskiY
CastroYGiglioNOLavineYMoyaYRussellYMr SpkrY

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A09068 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9068B
 
SPONSOR: Jaffee
  TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to mandating a study of energy-ef- ficient and sustainable forms of power to replace power generated by Indian Point units 2 and 3   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To evaluate existing and potential sources of energy in the event that Indian Point 2 and 3 should not be able to provide power at some future date. Such an evaluation will exam- ine the energy resourced and the most energy efficient and sustainable forms of power available in the event replacement power is necessary.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: : Section 1. Legislative Intent and Findings. Section 2. Amends Section 6-108 of the energy law by adding a new subdi- vision 4 which mandates the board to conduct an additional study to evaluate the potential impact of closure and discontinuation of oper- ations of Indian Point Energy Centers 2 and 3. The study mush include, at a minimum, an assessment of each of the following: (a) an examination of strategies to replace energy otherwise produced by Indian Point; (b) the potential economic impacts, including but not limited to state and local tax revenues and employment directly and indirectly associated with the facility; (c) a plan for workforce redeployment; and (d) the potential environmental impacts. Section 3. The board must issue the report required in section two no later than March 31, 2013. Copies of the report must be provided to the Governor, Temporary President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Assem- bly, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications and the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Energy. Section 4. Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: There has been widespread discussion, most recently, and on the record, at a joint hearing of the Assembly Energy and Corpo- rations, Authorities, and Commissions Committees to evaluate how the 2000 kilowatts of electricity delivered by Indian Point 2 and 3 could be replaced were the plants to cease functioning. There are a number of scenarios under which decommissioning could occur. It is not the intent of this bill to speculate regarding any of those eventualities; this bill would only offer data that could inform leaders, the local power providers, and the public on the best available means of replacement energy. This would not be limited to energy sources but include delivery pathways as well. Without such a plan, a any closure, precipitous or otherwise, could leave the Hudson Valley and New York City area without a plan for provision of sufficient power. It should be noted that Indian Point 2 and 3 have sustained numerous closures without resulting in power short- ages to consumers, however those closures have been relatively short- term. Testimony at the January 12, 2012 hearing indicated that a number of viable alternatives exist to replace power generated by Indian Point 2 and 3.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: none   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Transferring power from one provider to another will not result in any expense to the State of New York.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09068 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9068--B
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 20, 2012
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. JAFFEE, N. RIVERA, P. RIVERA, COLTON, MONTESANO,
          BOYLAND, ENGLEBRIGHT, KAVANAGH, ROBERTS, HOOPER,  ABINANTI  --  Multi-
          Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  BRENNAN,  COOK, GLICK, GOODELL, LIFTON,
          LINARES, ORTIZ, PAULIN, REILLY, ROBINSON -- read once and referred  to
          the Committee on Energy -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered

          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and
          referred  to  the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee
 
        AN ACT in relation to mandating a study of energy-efficient and sustain-
          able forms of power to replace power generated by Indian Point units 2
          and 3
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent and  findings.  The  legislature  hereby
     2  acknowledges  the  uncertainty  of future operations of the Indian Point
     3  Energy  Center  in  Buchanan,  Westchester  County,  pending  unresolved
     4  issues,  including  New  York  state's  issuance  of  a  state pollutant
     5  discharge elimination system permit pursuant to article 17 of the  envi-

     6  ronmental  conservation  law and a water quality certificate pursuant to
     7  section four hundred one of the federal Clean Water Act  and  a  reactor
     8  license renewal by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Due to the
     9  uncertainty over the continued operation of Indian Point Energy Center's
    10  reactors  (IPEC  2  and  IPEC  3) beyond 2013 and 2015 respectively, the
    11  legislature declares the need for a comprehensive plan in the event  the
    12  facility  is  retired.  The  legislature further declares that the state
    13  energy planning board, ("the board") established pursuant to  article  6
    14  of the energy law should be responsible for such study.
    15    §  2.  1.  In  addition  to  the study required under subdivision 1 of
    16  section 6-108 of the energy law, the board shall  undertake  a  separate
    17  study  to  evaluate the potential impact of the closure and discontinua-

    18  tion of operations by IPEC 2 and IPEC 3. Such study shall include, at  a
    19  minimum,  an  assessment of each of the following: (a) an examination of
    20  strategies to replace energy otherwise produced by Indian  Point  Energy
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13853-09-2

        A. 9068--B                          2
 
     1  Center.  The assessment shall examine: (i) additional installed electric
     2  generating capacity; (ii) distributed  electric  generation,  especially
     3  generation  using renewable or innovative energy resources; (iii) intra-
     4  state electric transmission system upgrades; (iv) demand response, ener-
     5  gy  conservation  and  efficiency;  and  (v) energy storage technologies

     6  energy efficiency measures.
     7    (b) the potential economic impacts, including but limited to state and
     8  local tax revenues and employment  directly  and  indirectly  associated
     9  with  the facility. The assessment shall examine: (i) the municipalities
    10  where the facility is located; (ii) the downstate region, as defined  in
    11  subdivision  2  of  section  6-102 of the energy law; and (iii) New York
    12  state.
    13    (c) a plan for workforce redeployment.
    14    (d) the potential environmental impacts. The assessment shall include:
    15  (i) a site remediation plan; (ii) a plan for the removal, transportation
    16  and disposal of nuclear waste stored at the site; and (iii)  the  imple-
    17  mentation  costs  associated with the site remediation and nuclear waste
    18  removal, transportation and disposal plans.
    19    2. The board and any contractors it may retain for such purposes shall

    20  consult with entities that have resources and  expertise  to  assist  in
    21  such  study,  including,  but not limited to, the BSO, federal agencies,
    22  departments and commissions, public  utilities,  municipalities  in  the
    23  region  the  facility is located and any other electric company or trade
    24  organizations.
    25    § 3. The board shall issue the report required in section two of  this
    26  act  no  later  than  March  31,  2013.  Copies  of such report shall be
    27  provided to the governor, the temporary president  of  the  senate,  the
    28  speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate committee on energy and
    29  telecommunications and the chair of the assembly committee on energy.
    30    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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